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Impact Stories, Our Partners

Books that Make Math – MATHICAL!

Books unlock new worlds for readers of all ages – and for some students in the Oakland, California area, those new worlds are MATHICAL! That’s because, thanks to support from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), 93 educators in the First Book Network from California’s Alameda County received credits to… Read More
For Educators, Our Partners

First Book Resource: Diversity In STEM Calendar

Kids learn better when they feel seen and supported. At First Book, our focus is on making all kids feel welcome by giving students new and exciting ways to think about their talents, interests, and future careers. That’s one reason why we, in partnership with Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), have… Read More
For Educators

Supporting Students Coping with Grief and Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As educators prepare to resume classes and programs, student mental health is an incredibly important concern. In a survey of First Book educators, 91% of respondents said they were “very or extremely” concerned about the mental/social-emotional health of children and families they serve – especially as schools and programs prepare… Read More
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Guru Krupa Foundation Helps First Book Deliver More Than 47,000 Books, Resources Over Two Years to Support Learning Opportunities for Children in Need

WASHINGTON (August 14, 2020) – The Guru Krupa Foundation, a private foundation that supports the preservation and acquisition of knowledge, is partnering with the nonprofit First Book to provide more than 47,000 books and educational resources to children in low-income families. The books and resources are being distributed over the… Read More